Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 45 - February 5, 1914 - page 699, 700
CUSTER. - Lydia Blough Custer, wife of Bro. Joseph Custer of the Kaufman congregation, Johnstown, Pa., district, was born Oct. 18, 1858; died Jan. 11, 1914; aged 55y. 2m. 23d. While the sister,s last years were passed most of the time in pain, she bore it all patiently. We believe she has passed from this life to a happier one, to the place of the righteous where there awaited her coming a little infant daughter and her son. She is survived by 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. The church as well as the home feels the loss of a faithful one. Funeral services were conducted at the Kaufman Church on the 13th. by W.C. Hershberger from Matt. 13:43. Interment in the Kaufman Cemetery.
CAMP. - Christian Camp was born in Woodford Co., Ill., Oct. 29, 1836; died Jan. 13, 1914; aged 77y. 3m. 29d. He was united in marriage Feb. 19, 1860, to Magdalena Smith who preceded him to the home beyond March 22, 1902. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member to the end. He had a longing desire to go home and during the last days of his life often mentioned it. He leaves to mourn 1 brother, 1 half-brother, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 1 foster grandchild and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral Services were conducted Feb. 17 by Bro. George Sommers (German) and Bro. A.L. Buzzard (English) at the Metamora Church.
LEBELT. - Rossella Lebelt was born in Germany Dec. _, 1829;died Jan. 20, 1914, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Herman Aures, near Honeyville, Lagrange Co., Ind. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world nearly 8 years ago. She leaves 1 daughter, 2 sons, and 1 step-son to mourn her departure. She died very suddenly. Funeral services were conducted at the Townline Church by the Brethren J.J. Troyer in German, Rev. 14:13, and Y.C. Miller, Matt. 24:44, in English.
HOSTETLER. - Solomon B. Hostetler was born Sept. 13, 1852; died Jan. 13, 1914; aged 61y. 4m. He was married to Alice O. Blickensderfer Jan. 23, 1881. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends. He united with the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church of Holmes Co., O., in his younger years and was faithful to the end. As long as he could attend services his place was seldom vacant. He was buried at the Walnut Creek Amish Cemetery Jan. 16. A large host of relatives and friends followed him to his resting place. Services by one of the home ministers, S.H. Miller, from Jno. 12:32, and H.A. Clausing of the Reformed Church of Shanesville, O., from Jno. 5:25.
MAST. - Catharine Yoder Mast was born Jan. 18, 1833, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died in Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 18, 1914, on her 81st. birthday. She was the only surviving member of a family of 7 children. She was married in Holmes Co., O., to Samuel S. Mast, Jan. 21, 1858. He preceded her in death ten years to within a few days. She had been suffering with kidney trouble and asthma since last August. She bore her affliction patiently and looked forward in the assurance and hope of a better life to come. She is survived by the following children: Nicholas Y., Noah T., Sanford D., Samuel E., and Dr. J.C. Mast, and Mrs. Elizabeth Fenzel. There are also 8 grandchildren. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church, and we have reason to console our hearts with the thought that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite Church, in Elkhart, on Jan. 21, by John F. Funk from II Tim. 4:6-8.
STOFER. - Elizabeth (Weaver) Stofer was born in *Columbia Co., O., Aug. 6, 1836; died Jan. 18, 1914; aged 77y. 6m. 12d. She was united in marriage with Eli Stofer Jan. 27, 1856, and they lived happily together almost 58 years. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. She has 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One son and 1 grandchild having preceded her to the spirit world, she leaves a husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 1 sister, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her departure. She united with the German Baptist Church in 1860 of which she remained a faithful member until death. She, with her husband, moved to Fairfield Twp., Dekalb Co., Ind., in 1864, where they reside until 1873, when they moved to Smithfield Twp., Dekalb Co., Ind., where they lived until her death. Funeral services were held at the house conducted by Pre. John H. Urey and the remains were laid to rest in the Fairfield Center Cemetery. NOTE: Transcriber thinks this may have been actually Columbiana Co., Ohio.*
METZLER. - Mary Ann Metzler (nee Landis) of near Farmersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Oct. 31, 1834; died Jan. 12, 1914, from infirmities incident to old age; aged 79y. 2m. 11d. She was married to Jacob Metzler in 1857. To this union were born 1 son and 2 daughters. The son preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 5 sisters and 1 brother. Her husband preceded her 19 years. She was not able to walk for the last year, was confined to her bed most of the time, her body and mind being somewhat weak. She bore her suffering in Christian patience, never murmuring nor complaining. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and her seat was seldom vacant when health permitted. Services were conducted by Bro. Banks S. Winey at the house and by Brethren Benj. Wenger and Benj. Weaver at the Metzler Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Rev. 14:13.
ESHLEMAN. - Jonas Eshleman, of Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Feb. 14, 1831; died Dec. 16, 1913; aged 82y. 10m. 2d. He was married three times. His first wife was Mary Wisler by whom 4 sons and 5 daughters were born. His second wife was Lizzie Bally, 1 son and 1 daughter were born. His third wife was Lizzie Miller, to whom there were born 2 sons. There remain 57 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, Peter R. Eschleman of Reid, Md. We hope and trust that he has gone to be with his Savior and the loved ones gone before. He was a kind and loving father and husband. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and his seat in church was seldom vacant as long as he was able to go to church. He will be greatly missed at home, at church and when we all go home his arm chair will be empty. We will not meet him with pleasant smiles any more. Funeral was conducted at the house by Bro. Peter R. Nissley. At the church by Hiram Kauffman, Abram Herr and Isaac Brubaker. Text, II Cor. 5:1; Job 14:14.
By a daughter.
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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 46 - February 12, 1914 - page 715, 716
SCHROCK. - Floyd, son of Christ and Sister Mary Schrock, was born Aug. 18, 1913; died at Shickley, Nebr., Jan. 21, 1914; aged 5m. 3d. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 3 sisters, 1 brother. He was laid to rest in the Salem Cemetery. Funeral services by Bro. Jos. Zimmerman of Woodriver, Nebr., from I Pet. 1:24,25.
BASINGER. - Jacob Basinger was born in Green Twp., Mahoning Co., O., Nov. 4, 1845; died Jan. 13, 1914; aged 68y. 2m. 9d. Bro. Basinger united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until the end. He was of a kind and hospitable disposition, a son of the late Peter Basinger. There remains to mourn his loss a wife, a son, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the home and at the Midway Church where interment was made at the adjoining cemetery. The brethren, A.J. Steiner and Allen Rickert, officiated.
FRIESNER. - Sarah Friesner was born near Millersburg, Ind., Dec. 2, 1880; died Jan. 11, 1914; aged 33y. 1m. 9d. She was united in matrimony to John Friesner. She leaves to mourn her early departure a husband, 7 children, father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends and neighbors. She confessed her Savior in earlier life, was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism, and remained faithful to the end. When the end was near she laid her hands on her chest, said "good-bye to the dear ones, and passed away as going to sleep. We believe she is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Buried at the Prairie St. Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind. Services by J.E. Hartzler.
KALTINBACH. - Lydia Viola, daughter of Bro. Charles and Sister Mary Kaltinbach, was born Feb. 6, 1913; died Dec. 25, 1913; aged 10m. 19d. Funeral services were conducted at the Stahl meeting house on the 28th. by Bro. Wm. C. Hershberger, assisted by Bro. J.F. Bressler of Richfield, Pa. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the churchyard. This is the second time death called a precious jewel from this home. May we look to God as the rightful Giver and Taker of these gifts. However lovely they may be, God only bestows them unto us for the development of the hidden forces they possess; and may we as parents develop these forces in those that are entrusted to our care in a way that may be an honor and glory to God.
YANTZ. - Catharine Hartzler Yantz, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Hartzler, was born Sept. 25, 1869; died Jan. 25, 1914; aged 44y. 2m. She was married to Andrew J. Yantz Dec. 3, 1888. Sister Yantz united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and was much interested in the growth and usefulness of the kingdom of God. She suffered from tuberculosis of the bones for some time. She died on the farm where she was raised and married. She is survived by her husband, their daughter Viola, a foster-son, Herbert, 3 brothers, 1 sister and many friends. She will be sadly missed in the home, the church, and the neighborhood. Funeral services on the 28th. at the Maple Grove Church near Topeka, Ind. Sermon by Bro. Jonathan Kurtz. Text, Rev. 7:14.
LEICHTY. - Edna, daughter of Jacob and Emma Leichty, was born near Noble, Ia., Oct. 13, 1912; died Jan. 25, 1914; aged 1y. 3m. 13d. She leaves father, mother 1 sister, 1 brother to mourn her early death, 2 brothers and 2 sisters having passed into the spirit world before. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church by the home ministers, using as a basis, Job 14:1,2. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
HESS. - John R. Hess was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 28, 1854; died Jan. 21, 1914; aged 59y. 7m. 23d. He was married to Lydia Ann Walters of Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 15, 1896. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife, 2 daughters - Bernice, aged 16, and Lucille, aged 12 - step-mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and many other relatives and friends. Death was due to organic heart disease. He had eaten a hearty meal and was in his usual health during the evening, retiring for the night, and some time during the night the summons came without a struggle. He had been confirmed in the Lutheran Evangelical Church at the age of 14. Funeral services conducted by Elder Frank Kreider of the Brethren Church, and by D.A. Yoder. Text, Jas. 4:14.
JONES. - Bro. Joseph Jones died at the home of his son, Bro. Frank Jones, near Chambersburg, Pa., Dec. 24, 1913; aged 87y. 11m. 4d. He is survived by 6 children, 1 stepson, 32 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; also 3 brothers. During the Civil war, while serving in the 11th. Penna. Cavalry Co. H.Volunteers he was wounded and in order to save his life both his legs were amputated; but being of a strong constitution he survived the shock and lived for 50 years in apparently good health. Bro. Jones accepted Christ as his Savior about 4 months before his death at which time he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. The funeral took place Jan. 27, 1914. Services were held at the Pleasant View Church by Geo. W. Ernst and W.W. Hege. Interment in Chambersburg Cemetery.
STEINMAN. - Christian G., oldest son of Pre. Daniel H. Steinman, was born Jan. 20, 1890; died at the home of his parents one mile west of Baden, Ont., Jan. 20, 1914; aged 24y. Of late years he was in somewhat feeble health, but steadfast in the faith, and remained waiting and looking to meet his dear Savior to cross the river of life. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, having confessed his Savior some six years ago. He leaves to mourn their loss his parents, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 22, 1914, from his late parents, home, with services at the house conducted by Noah Nafziger, thence to the Baden Church, with services by M.K. Jantzi and Jacob S. Yoder of Kalona, Iowa, (text, Psa. 103:14-16) followed with short talks by J.M. Bender, C.S. Zehr, and Chr. Litwiller to a crowded house. Interment in cemetery beside the church.
STERN. - Bro. Peter M. Stern, residing near Elizabethtown, Pa., died Jan. 7, 1914, of paralysis of the heart; aged 57y. 3m. 18d. He was born Sept. 19, 1856. On Sept. 15, 1878, he was united in wedlock to Anna Mary Groff who with one son, Samuel G., living near their home, and one daughter, Stella, staying at home, survive; also 3 grandchildren and 1 brother. On the evening of Jan. 7 Bro. Stern was in the meeting at Risser's M.H., where a series of meetings was in progress. He appeared to be in his usual health. Shortly after coming home and retiring for the night he became ill and in about 5 minutes expired. Bro. Stern was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. He was much interested in Sunday school work being superintendent for some years. Funeral was held Jan. 12 at Risser's M.H., conducted by Bros. John Ebersole, J.C. Habecker, and Samuel L. Oberholtzer. Text, Mark 13:35. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family.
ASCHLIMAN. - Benedict, son of John and Barbara Aschliman, was born near Stryker, O., Aug. 19, 1858. On the morning of Jan. 27, 1914, he quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, at his home and on the farm where he was born. Age, 55y. 5m. 8d. On June 13, 1889, he united in marriage with Mary Graber. They lived together in peace and happiness 24y. 7m. 14d. To this union were born 5 sons, and 2 daughters. The oldest preceded him to the home above 21 years ago. He leaves a deeply sorrowing companion, 4 sons, 2 daughters, a sister, and 4 brothers to mourn the loss of a loving husband, a kind and affectionate father and brother. He accepted Christ as his Savior while yet a young man and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. Bro. Aschliman's bodily affliction was cancer of the face, which began about one year ago, and caused much pain and suffering, which was borne with patience. To our mind he was still needed in the home, the neighborhood, and in the Church; but God who knows all things best saw fit to call him home. The Lord's will be done.
DETWEILER. - On Jan. 13, while assisting a daughter at butchering, Sallie E. Detweiler became seriously ill with what was supposed to be angina pectoris, and after suffering intensely, peacefully passed away about noon on the following day. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 11, 1847; died at her home in Champaign Co., O., Jan. 14, 1914; aged 66y. 1m. 3d. She was united in Matrimony to J.K. Detweiler, Jan. 19, 1869, and lived in this relation until Sept. 30, 1902, when death separated them, after having lived a happy and peaceful married life for nearly 34 years. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom survive her. They moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio in the spring of 1873, and spent the remainder of their lives in almost the same neighborhood. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in early life and her loyalty and faithfulness to the church of her choice has won for her the confidence and admiration of those who worshiped with her. She was a firm believer in the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ, a regular attendant in Sunday school and church and an attentive listener to the truth. She was a kind, prayerful and loving mother, desirous of giving excellent counsel to her children, and willing to make sacrifice for their welfare and those around her. Her spirit of helpfulness has proved a blessing to many of her neighbors, and she will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of associating with her. She leaves to mourn her departure 7 children, 12 grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. David R. Zook of Belleville, Pa., and a host of friends who mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral at Oak Grove Church, Jan. 17, 1914, conducted by S.E. Allgyer, assisted by J.J. Warye. Burial in the Hooley graveyard.
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MARTIN. - Titus G., infant son of Bro. and Sister Enos Martin, of near Middlebury, York Co., PA., was born Aug. 2, 1913; died Feb. 5, 1914; aged 6m. 3d. Interment in the Hershey graveyard. Funeral conducted at the home and church by Reuben S. Bair and H.H. Loose. Text, Job 1:21.
OESCH. - Charles Wilbur, son of Charles and Olena Oesch, was born Jan. 27, 1911, in East Lynne, Mo.; died Jan. 30, 1914; aged 3y. 3d. Funeral at the Sycamore Church, Feb. 1, by I.G. Hartzler, Joe C. Driver, S.S. Hershberger. May God comfort the bereaved parents.
WISMER. - Sister Catharine, wife of Bro. Abraham Wismer, was born Feb. 24, 1830; died in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 26, 1913, of paralysis; aged 83y. 9m. 2d. She was married to her surviving husband Dec. 21, 1852, and lived in matrimony nearly 61 years. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 4 daughters. She united with the Mennonite Church before marriage, and remained faithful until death. She leaves husband, 6 children, 31 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. Buried at Deep Run Mennonite Church.
OVERHOLT. - Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Isaac G. Overholt, of near Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., was born Jan. 27, 1884; died of cancer of the stomach Jan. 2, 1914; aged 69y. 11m. 5d. In 1865 she was married to Bro. Samuel Detweiler who departed this life about 20 years after. In 1887 she was married to Bro. Overholt. She was never blessed with children, but she was a kind and loving stepmother. She united with the Mennonite Church before her first marriage and remained faithful until death. She leaves a husband and 3 step-daughters to mourn her departure. Buried at the Deep Run Mennonite Church, Jan. 6.
HISTAND. - Sister Rebecca, widow of Bro. Samuel Histand, was born Aug. 18, 1836; died near Curley Hill, Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 20, 1914; aged 77y. 5m. 2d. She united with the Mennonite Church before marriage. She was married in early life to Bro. Jos. Moyer, who died about 9 months after their marriage. She was again married to Bro. Samuel Histand Dec. 17, 1864, who died Aug. 20, 1892. This union was blessed with 2 sons, 1 daughter dying in infancy. She leaves 6 children and 32 grandchildren to mourn her departure. She was faithful until death and was buried Jan. 26, 1914, at the Doylestown, Pa., Mennonite Church.
KINSINGER. - Katie Luella, daughter of Ananias and Katie Kinsinger, was born Oct. 24, 1913; died Jan. 11, 1914; aged 2m. 18d. Her stay was short but she budded on earth to bloom in heaven. May God richly comfort and bless the bereaved ones that we may say, "What God does is well done." She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother 2 sisters, 2 brothers. One sister preceded her to the spirit world over 2 years ago. Funeral services conducted by J.K. Yoder and Abner Yoder at the West Union Church, Iowa Co., Iowa. Text, Luke 18:15.
The golden gates were opened wide,
A gentle voice said, "Come."
An angel on the other side,
Welcomed our Luella home.
MOYER. - Paul B., infant son of Bro. Wm. M. And Sister Flora (Bishop) Moyer, of Perkasie, Pa., was born May 9, 1913; died Feb. 3, 1914; aged 8m. 25d. The peculiar nature of the disease caused little Paul much suffering, his glands being so swollen that he could scarcely receive a stimulant for about three weeks. A short life, but long enough to endear him to parents, 1 sister, 2 brothers, - grandpa, grandma, uncles, aunts, cousins and all who saw his happy countenance while in health. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, by Bros. A.O. Hiestand, J.C. Clemmens, Henry Rosenberger, and Peter Loux, at the home and Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Text, Luke 22:42, latter clause.
"The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by,
A mother's hope, a father's joy,
In death's cold arm doth lie.
Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon we,ll come,
Where thou hast gone before."
DETWEILER. - Lewis Jonathan, son of Jacob and Mattie Detweiler, was born Oct. 16, 1892, in Logan Co., Ohio; died of pneumonia at his home near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1914; aged 21y. 3m. 12d. He confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 16 years and remained faithful until the end of his life. Why one in the prime of life should be taken away God only knows. Lewis was an obedient son, a kind and affectionate brother. His kind disposition won for him many friends who mourn the loss of one whom they loved. He has only gone before. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, an aged grandmother and many relatives and friends.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled."
KING. - 21 hours later, in the same home, his grandmother, Saloma (Zook) King, died of the same disease - pneumonia. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sept. 20, 1845; died Jan. 29, 1914; aged 68y. 3m. 29d. In her childhood she moved with her parents to Lawrence Co., Pa., where she grew to womanhood. On Jan. 7, 1869, she was united in marriage to Jonathan K. King who soon after being married came to Champaign Co., Ohio, to live, later moving to Logan Co., where she lived until death called her home, her companion having preceded her to the spirit world April 8, 1897. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church and died as she lived in the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ. She frequently made the remark, "I don,t know how long I can be with you, but not my will but the Lord's will be done." She was a kind and loving mother, always ready to sacrifice for the good of her children and friends. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 daughter, 1 son, 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters and a host of friends. Our loss is her eternal gain.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
A double funeral service was held at South Union Church Jan. 31, conducted by A.I. Yoder from I Thes. 5:9,10, and S.E. Allgyer from Isa. 38:1. Opening services were G.H. Brunk of Elida, Ohio. A large concourse of people was present to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed ones. Interment in the cemetery near by.
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GOOD. - Christian Joseph, infant son of Bro. Jacob and Sister Emma Good of near Kokomo, Ind., was born Jan. 21, 1914; died Feb.8, 1914; aged 18d. Leaves father, mother, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters to mourn his early departure. Funeral on the 9th. at the home by the brethren N.M. Slabaugh and J.S. Horner, from Job 14:1,2. Burial at Mast Cemetery.
NEFF. - Henry Neff was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., on May 5, 1840; died Jan. 18, 1914, in his 74th. year. The cause of his death was diabetes. He was a member of the Old Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 3 daughters, and 2 sisters. One daughter preceded him to the home above 24 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Church Jan. 18 by Bros. Abr. Herr, D.N. Lehman and D. N. Gish.
HORST. - Benjamin L. Horst was born at Maugansville, Md., Dec. 27, 1866; died near Porterville, Calif., Feb. 7, 1914; aged 47y. 1m. 10d. He was married to Leah Dettwiler Dec. 4, 1894. To this union were born 10 children, 3 preceded him to the spirit world in their infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 2 daughters, 5 sons, father, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of friends. He was only sick a short time and bore his suffering patiently, expressing himself ready to depart from this world. Bro. Horst was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and a minister of the gospel for a number of years. He is missed very much in the home, in the community, and in the Sunday school and church, where he was always present when health permitted. Bro. Horst moved to California from Kansas about 4 years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the school house by Bro. Emanuel Stahley from John 11:25,26. The remains were taken to Dinuba for burial, where services were conducted by Bros. J.P. Bontrager and E. Stahley.
HUNSECKER. - Bro. Daniel Hunsecker died at his home in Letterkenney Twp., Franklin Co., Pa., Feb. 6, 1914; aged 58y. 11m. 27d. Bro. Hunsecker contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia about a week before his death, although death was caused by his heart giving way. He is survived by Sister Mary Hunsecker, his wife, and 3 sons - David, Elmer, and Harry - and 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Bro. Hunsecker was a member of the Mennonite Church, he with his wife being of the class which confessed Christ at the meetings held by Bro. J.C. Habecker at Strasburg M.H., Franklin Co., Pa., last October, being received into the Church by baptism, Nov., 1913. He has given a good evidence of meeting a happy end, being resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral Monday, Feb.9, when many neighbors and relatives and friends met and followed the mortal remains to the Chambersburg M.H. to pay the last respect of love, where services were conducted by the brethren, Jos. S. Lehman and John S. Burkholder, from Jno. 14:2. After services burial took place in the graveyard adjoining. May the soul rest in peace.
GORDANER. - David Gordaner was born July 28, 1884: died Feb. 4, 1914; aged 29y. 6m. 6d. He died in Baden, Ont., from typhoid fever. He was united in matrimony to Mary Shantz who with one son survive. Both his wife and little son were stricken with typhoid fever at the same time. At the day of the funeral his wife found peace with her Savior and was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism. Funeral was held Feb. 7 at the Shantz Church, Baden, conducted by Bro. Manasseh Hallman in English and by Bro. Jonas Snyder in German. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family.
ZEHR. - Magdalena Zehr was born in Woodford Co., Ill., March 21, 1843; died Feb. 17, 1914, in Calhoun Co., Ia; aged 70y. 10m. 27d. She was united in marriage to Andrew Zehr, July 28, 1863. To this union were born 11 children. Two children and 1 grandchild preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 9 children, 36 grandchildren, and 3 great- grandchildren. She united with the A.M. Church in her youth, and remained faithful until her death. She endured many trials and much suffering through her life. The last 8 months of her life she was confined to her bed the greater part of the time. Her last illness was dropsy. She had a great longing to go home and be at rest. Funeral services at the home Feb. 19, and at the Cedar Creek Church at Manson. Opening by Bro. Jos. Egli. Text, by Bro. A.H. Leaman of Chicago, Gen. 5:24. Interment in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
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